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Ash Cottage Skelwith Bridge spectacular panoramic views inc. the Langdale Pikes

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Skelwith Bridge, Nr. Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Cosy Tranquil Romantic Cottage For Two With Stunning Views Over Elterwater And The Langdale Pikes

Ash Cottage is a tranquil and romantic detached cottage, located in sleepy hamlet of Skelwith, at the opening to the magnificent Langdale Valley, in the heart of the Lake District. Situated within our own 20 acres ensures the privacy of your holiday. A quiet setting, high on the fell side over-looking the Elterwater Valley, wonderful sunsets over the Langdale Pikes and fascinating climatic conditions are visible from the elevated position of the cottage sitting room and patio. Recent refurbishment gives this traditional well equipped Cumbrian Cottage a contemporary look. All on one level with secluded garden, BBQ and love seat. Centrally located in the heart of the Lake District National Park, yet away from the crowds, you are within easy reach of all the attractions. Here you will find some of the most majestic mountain scenery in Britain and certainly some of the finest walking. Well stocked village shop in Chapel Stile. Excellent pubs and restaurants nearby including the "Drunken Duck" & Chesters Cafe, a visitors favourite. SHORT BREAKS from £255 for three nights out of season.

Andy & Judy Clark
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Andy & Judy Clark

Andy and Judy Clark living in the home where Judy's family have lived since the 1960's. We look after the cottage and welcome visitors personally. We also look after the grounds for the benefit of wildlife, flora and fauna.

Andy & Judy Clark purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Andy & Judy Clark chose Windermere & Central Lakes

Tranquil setting, stunning panoramic views of Wetherlam, Crinkle Crags, Langdale Pikes and Helvellyn. We never tire of the views because they are ever changing, including amazing sunsets and clear night skies. Judy grew up here.

What makes this cottage unique

The location, tranquility, wildlife and exceptional panoramic views across the Elterwater Valley to the Langdale Pikes, Crinkle Crags and Helvellyn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Absolutely perfect, perfect cottage, perfect surroundings. It has been the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. Would love to come back again."

"A lovely homely cottage in a beautiful location. Sitting at the table watching the birds and occasional visit of a red squirrel was a joy."

"We found this cottage ideal for our base to visit different places in the Lakes. The views alone are just fantastic and we have had a brilliant time. Just wish we had longer here. We will be back for sure!"

I have really enjoyed my week here. A great base for walking, but just wonderful setting and yet close to Ambleside. Night skies fantastic for my telescope and wild life in the garden a joy to watch. Never before seen red squirrel so close! But the views are to die for ! I hope to be back again"

"Beautiful cottage in an idyllic location. Stunning views and very peaceful. Just what we needed. Thank you so much, hopefully see you again next year."
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Skelwith Bridge in Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Luxury spacious room created with corner bath providing a relaxing bathing experience. The stylish walk in shower offers a refreshing start to the day. Heated towel rail, pedestal basin and wc complete the room. Underfloor heating enhances your comfort.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The double bed is made up for your arrival with a king size duvet. British made oak painted furniture suite includes bespoke wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables with lamps. An upholstered bedroom chair adds to your comfort. Hairdryer. Fitted carpet. Double aspect double glazed windows.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Pets welcome by arrangement only. Sorry no children. Strictly no smoking. An information pack along with attraction leaflets are in the cottage for your use. Outside: Ash Cottage nestles in 20 acres of fell-side grounds managed for conservation. Beech hedges add to the seclusion and privacy within the garden and orchard. The sunny patio has wooden table and chairs for "al-fresco" dining and a love seat, and looks out over a stunning panorama of peaks. There is also a stable for bikes, where a BBQ and recycling facilities are stored. Red and Roe Deer roam freely. Buzzards soar at eye level. Red Squirrels build their drays here. Bats and Owls emerge at dusk. A multitude of wild flowers grow within the grounds, including the Heath Spotted Orchid. Juniper can be found on the fellside above the cottage which is an increasingly rare and threatened species. Walking can begin at the door. Join the old packhorse route to Hawkshead and reach Tarn Hows without nearing a road. The clarity of our night skies is excellent for stargazing. Utility Room: No utility room, however we offer a drying room facility. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The Cottage is cleaned and the bed is made up for your arrival. Guests may choose to use our personal towel and tea towel rental service. Linen is changed at the end of each week. Other: Dining facilities are located at one end of the sitting room to enjoy the spectacular views of the Lake District. Frequent visitors to the bird table just outside, include Woodpeckers, Nuthatches and Red Squirrels, providing wonderful photo opportunities.


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Idyllic. , peaceful a real getaway from it all.

  • 5 of 5

We both loved this cottage so much we didn't want to leave at the end of our stay, it was lovely to wake up in the morning and make that first cup of tea and then to be able to sit and watch the birds and squirrels at the feeder and after that to be able to step straight out onto the fells , marvellous will definitely come back here .

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Ash Cottage. Being able to see the wildlife at such close quarters provides endless entertainment. We look forward to welcoming you both again in the future. Thank you for your review Sylvia
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Ash Cottage! The scenery is stunning from every angle and Judy and Andy have thought of everything we could have needed for our two week stay (albeit I hadn't realised we needed to bring our own towels, sorry!).

Lovely and secluded and private - we had a fabulous time there with loads of lovely walks outside our front door as well as nearby by car. We were very sorry to leave.

NB. Because it's secluded, it wasn't easy to find so we'd advise making sure you have all the directions with you as signal isn't strong on mobiles there! No wifi either but we survived!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your two weeks in Ash Cottage and had everything you needed. Sorry you missed the details re the towel service, we have tried to highlight this for future visitors. We have investigated the provision of WiFi in the cottage several times, but on each occasion this has proved non viable. There are WiFi facilities in nearby cafe's. Thank you Tony and Jennie for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Cosy, peaceful and perfectly located cottage

  • 5 of 5

After a long, tiring and frustrating journey of over eight hours, all our stress deteriorated when we arrived at the cottage, set back from the road in glorious scenery. Andy and Judy made us so welcome, even leaving us a bottle of wine after the bad journey; it was a touching gesture.

The cottage was a perfect size for the two of us and our dog, a luxurious bathroom and cosy rooms to come back to after walking in the hills. Walking straight from the door across the fells to many hills was a nice surprise, with plenty of wildlife at the door to the cottage. There are plenty of details inside the cottage of places to visit/eateries etc. and we had no trouble getting into a local pub for new year's eve dinner with our dog. We thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful retreat, thank you Andy and Judy.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angie for your lovely review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Ash Cottage.
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Ideal accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Ash Cottage is in a beautiful location, conveniently situated between Ambleside and Coniston but secluded with stunning views plus a private garden. It's well-equipped and very comfortable. Plenty of visitor information and walks leaflets are provided. There are many good pubs and restaurants within ten minutes' drive. We had an extremely enjoyable stay here and would recommend to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Our recent holiday was our 10th stay at Ash Cottage. We first came here in June 2008 and have returned every year since, visiting twice in both 2011 and 2015.

Why do we keep coming back? How long have you got?! The location is perfect, conveniently close to Ambleside and Windermere for shopping and eateries yet secluded enough to escape the masses and enjoy the beauty, peace and tranquility of the Lake District.

Ash Cottage is perfect for two people. When we first discovered it online there seemed to be very few cottages that catered for couples. That might have changed now but we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else so we haven't looked. It's cosy and comfortable with a blend of character features coupled with modern luxury. It has everything you need.

The views are simply stunning with a panoramic running from Wetherlam through Crinkle Crags to the Langdale Pikes. That's just from the cottage. From the grounds at Stephen How the view continues round to the giant summits of Fairfield and Helvellyn, amongst others. We come to the Lakes for the walking and there are some fabulous walks to be done that are only a short drive away, or no drive at all.

The wildlife is also fantastic. The birds visiting the feeders outside the cottage are a wonderful time waster. Other visitors to the feeder include red squirrels. On our most recent visit we also saw a tawny owl fly right across our path as we walked up the drive, a resident red deer, who is actually white and .... for the first time ever .... a stoat!

Andy and Judy live close enough to be on hand if you need anything or have any queries, but the location of the cottage and its private garden means that you never feel that you are invading their space, or they yours. You couldn't meet a nicer couple and we've been coming here so long now that they have become good friends of ours.

If you want peace and quiet, views to die for and a cosy cottage to call home for your holiday, then look no further. We have no hesitation in recommending Ash Cottage to anyone, just not for the weeks when we want it!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review. Thank you.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 12
6 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 13
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 14
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 15
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 16
4 Nov 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 17
11 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 18
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
SHORT BREAKS available out of season ( Jan, Feb, Nov and Dec excluding Xmas and New Year) weeks, MINIMUM 3 nights FROM £255.
Convenient Parking spaces provided directly next to cottage at no additional charge.
A £100 deposit is required when booking. Confirmation of booking is sent to you along with terms and conditions. The balance is to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival. We do recommend that you take out adequate Holiday Insurance.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is a Saturday. Visitors can arrive any time after 15.00 hrs and departure is by 10.00 hrs. Owners are present to welcome you.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for two persons for one week stay and include central heating.
Bed is made up for arrival. Towels and tea towel rental service offered.
PETS are accepted by arrangement only. Maximum 2 CHARGE £15 per pet.
Short breaks available out of season ( Jan, Feb, Nov and Dec excluding Xmas and New Year) weeks, minimum 3 nights from £255.
Convenient Parking spaces provided directly next to cottage at no additional charge.

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